Beer Flights for Two or Four or Introduction to Craft Brewing Session at Ypsi Alehouse (Up to 38% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Sample tasty beers, including the Hop Head IPA and Mishabooz extra stout with friends or while chatting up brewmeister Ted Badgerow

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. May be repurchased every 90 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $12.99 for flights of beer for two ($20 value)
  • $24.99 for flights of beer for four ($40 value)
  • $18.99 for an introduction to craft brewing session ($30 value)

The casual introductory session takes place March 9 at 7 p.m. Participants will get to hang out with Ypsi Alehouse’s head brewer as he discusses the differences between beers, offers tastings, and offers two beer flights per person.

Dry Hopping: Stop and Drink the Flowers

Though all beers contain some hops, you’ll notice them more in certain styles. Learn how brewers highlight their taste with Groupon’s exploration of dry hopping.

On their twisting stalks, tangling skyward on high trellises, hops perfume the air and, once they’re picked, your beer. Normally, the sticky flowers are tossed into boiling wort, the sweet, unfermented precursor to beer. When they hit the hot water, bitterness from alpha acids and resentment that no one ever thinks to put them in a bouquet begins to cook into the malty liquid.

Much of their complex fragrance, though, is stored in oils that break down after just 10 or 15 minutes at high temperatures. Since wort boils for at least an hour, hops added toward the end of the process have a greater effect on the beer’s ultimate aroma. Dry hopping takes this logic one step further, adding in the hops only after the mixture has cooled. (Not many flavoring agents can be plopped directly into the fermenting brew without heat to slay microorganisms, but hops are so acidic that they make a decidedly unwelcome home for bacteria.) Since yeast is constantly bubbling, dry hopping is most effective after primary fermentation, given that the stream of carbon dioxide can carry away precious fragrances.

By concentrating the hops flavor, brewers endow their beers—especially IPAs and other pale ales—with the distinctly floral or citric bite that many aficionados crave. The technique has powered one major trend of the craft-beer world over the past several decade: breweries promoting “double” and even “triple” IPAs, competing to produce an intensely hoppy flavor designed to utterly overwhelm the palate. That needn’t mean bitterness. Because it’s heat that extracts the bitter oils from the hops, adding them to cool liquid will deliver complex aroma without making your tongue shrivel up.

Customer Reviews

Loved it. Brought seven friends who hadn't been before, and they loved it too. Will return!
Amy I. · 4 days ago
Great time trying the different brews. Good food to enjoy with your favorite beer.
Terri M. · February 11, 2017
Nice vibe. The staff were very friendly and accommodating!
Carali V. · February 6, 2017
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    Ypsi Alehouse

    124 Pearl Street

    Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    +17344871555

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